Salvation Army kicks of its holiday season on Monday

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Zanesville, Ohio- Yesterday, members of The Salvation Army gathered together to host their annual Red Kettle holiday fundraiser.

At the same time, the nonprofit hopes caring residents in Brazos County will sign up to help volunteer with its various programs over the next six weeks.

Last year, the tree helped over 1,000 kids receive presents. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army's Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts.

The stations will be set up at more than 35 businesses throughout the Green Bay area this year.

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Volunteers are needed to help organize Angel Tree items into bags for distribution, ring bells for the Red Kettle Campaign and various other tasks this holiday season.

Money raised will be used throughout the year to help provide food, clothing, emergency and disaster assistance and toys for children this Christmas.

The 2016 Tree of Lights campaign ended by raising $103,412, making it the second year in a row the organization had exceeded its goal. Carmen Campbell, corps officer of the Auburn Salvation Army center, said in a news release.